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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Past Comes to Blu-ray March 25th

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is honored to announce the March 25 Blu-ray Combo Pack release of writer/director Asghar Farhadi’s latest film, The Past, nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2014 Golden Globes. The Past features a star-studded international cast, including Oscar-nominee Bérénice Bejo (The Artist, Academy Award Nominee for Best Supporting Actress, 2011), Tahar Rahim (A Prophet) and Ali Mosaffa (The Last Step). Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) returns to Paris to finalize his divorce so his wife Marie (Academy Award Nominee Bérénice Bejo, 2011 Best Supporting Actress, The Artist) can marry her new boyfriend, Samir (Tahar Rahim). During his tense stay, Ahmad discovers the conflicting nature of Marie's relationship with her daughter Lucie (Pauline Burlet). Ahmad's efforts to improve this relationship soon unveil a secret from their past.
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THE PAST

From the Director of “A Separation”
(Academy Award for Best Foreign Film 2012)

Available on Blu-ray Combo Pack & Digital March 25


Culver City, CA (Feb. 18, 2014) – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is honored to announce the March 25 Blu-ray Combo Pack release of writer/director Asghar Farhadi’s latest film, The Past, nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2014 Golden Globes. Farhadi’s last film, A Separation won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and an Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012. The Past features a star-studded international cast, including Oscar-nominee Bérénice Bejo (The Artist, Academy Award Nominee for Best Supporting Actress, 2011), Tahar Rahim (A Prophet) and Ali Mosaffa (The Last Step).  A Sony Pictures Classics film, The Past was selected as the Iranian entry for Best Foreign Language Film for the 2014 Academy Awards.  Bejo was awarded Best Actress at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival where the film won the Ecumenical Jury Prize and was nominated for the Palme d’Or. The Past is nominated for five César Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay and Best Editing. Special features on The Past Combo Pack will include a Commentary and a Q&A with Asghar Farhadi, as well as “Making The Past” featurette.

Synopsis
Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) returns to Paris to finalize his divorce so his wife Marie (Academy Award Nominee Bérénice Bejo, 2011 Best Supporting Actress, The Artist) can marry her new boyfriend, Samir (Tahar Rahim). During his tense stay, Ahmad discovers the conflicting nature of Marie's relationship with her daughter Lucie (Pauline Burlet). Ahmad's efforts to improve this relationship soon unveil a secret from their past.

SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
  • Commentary with Asghar Farhadi
  • “Making The Past
  • Directors Guild of America Q & A with Asghar Farhadi

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